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EPIPHANY. 26 HAIL! Thou source of every blessing,

Sov’reign Father of mankind !
Gentiles, now Thy grace possessing,

In Thy courts admission find.
Grateful now we fall before Thee,

In Thy Church obtain a place,
Now by faith behold Thy glory,

Praise Thy truth, adore Thy grace. 2 Once far off, but now invited,

We approach Thy sacred throne,
In Thy covenant united,

Reconcil'd, redeem'd, made one.
Now reveal'd to eastern sages,

See the star of mercy shine,
Mystery hid in former ages;

Mystery great of love Divine. 3 Hail, Thou universal Saviour !

Gentiles now their off'rings bring,
In Thy temple seek Thy favour,

Jesus Christ, our Lord and King :
May we, body, soul, and spirit,

Live devoted to Thy praise,
Glorious realms of bliss inherit,

Grateful anthems ever raise !

07 Sol the long wilds the nint.

97 SONS of men, behold from far,

Hail the long-expected star! Jacob's star, that gilds the night, * Guides bewilder'd nature right.

2 Mild it shines on all beneath,

Piercing through the shades of death,
Scatt’ring error's wide-spread night,

Kindling darkness into light.
3 Nations all, far off and near,

Haste to see your God appear !
Haste! for Him your hearts prepare ;
Meet Him manifested there.
4 Sing, ye morning stars, again,
God descends to dwell with men,
Deigns for man his life t'employ;
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy.

99 SING to the Lord in joyful strains,

His glorious praise resound,
Ye, who upon the ocean dwell,

And fill the isles around. 2 O City of the Lord, begin

The universal song,
And let the distant tribes of earth

The cheerful notes prolong. 3 Let the rude wilderness afar

Lift up its lonely voice ;
Behold the Day-spring from on high,

And in its light rejoice. 4 Let ev'ry land, and tribe, and tongue,

Jehovah's glory raise ;
Till all the earth, with one accord,
Unite to sing his praise.

29 BRIGHT was the guiding star that led,

With mild benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed

Where the Redeemer lay.
2 But lo! a brighter, clearer light,

Now points to his abode;
It shines through sin and sorrow's night,

To guide us to our God.
3 O gladly tread the narrow path,

While light and grace are given !
Who meekly follow Christ on earth

Shall reign with Him in heaven.

30 BY Thy birth and early years;

D By Thy griefs, and sighs, and tears ;
By Thy fasting and distress
In the lonely wilderness ;
By Thy victries in the hour
Of the subtle tempter's pow'r;
Jesus, look with pitying eye,

Hear and spare us when we cry: 2 By Thy woe intensely great,

Agony, and bloody sweat;
By Thy robe and crown of scorn,
Rudely offer'd, meekly worn ;
By the scandal and the shame
Cast upon Thy honour'd name;
Jesus, look with pitying eye,

ear and spare us when we cry:

3 By Thy passion, cross, and cries ;

By Thy perfect sacrifice;
By Thy power from death to save;
By Thy triumph o'er the grave;
Jesus, Saviour of the lost,
Giver of the Holy Ghost;
Look on us with pitying eye,
Hear and spare us when we cry.

31 O COME, Thou wounded Lamb of God!

Come, wash us in Thy cleansing blood; Give us to know Thy love; then pain

Is sweet, and life or death is gain.
2 Take our poor hearts, and let them be

For ever clos'd to all but Thee;
Seal Thou our breasts, and let us wear

Thy pledge of love for ever there.
3 How can it be, Thou Heavenly King,

That Thou shouldst man to glory bring ?
Make slaves the partners of Thy throne,

And deck them with a glorious crown? 4 Ah, Lord ! enlarge our scanty thought

To know the wonders Thou hast wrought;
Unloose our stammering tongue to tell

Thy love, immense, unsearchable.
5 First-born of many brethren Thou !

To Thee both earth and heaven must bow;
Help us to Thee our all to give ;
Thine may we die; Thine may we live.

32. O LORD, turn not Thy face away from

them that lowly lie, Lamenting sore their sinful life with tears

and bitter cry; Thy mercy gates are open wide to them

that mourn their sin; O shut them not against us, Lord! but

let us enter in.

2 We need not to confess our fault, for

surely Thou canst tell ; What we have done, and what we are,

Thou knowest, Lord, full well; Wherefore to beg and to entreat with

tears we come to Thee, As children that have done amiss fall

at their father's knee.

3 And need we, then, O Lord, repeat the

blessing which we crave, When Thou dost know before we speak

the thing that we would have ? Mercy, O Lord! mercy we seek:—this

is the total sum: For mercy, Lord, is all our prayer ;

O let Thy mercy come!

33 HOW blest the man with mercy crown'd,

1 Whose sins have all forgiveness found; Whose deep transgressions, cover'd o'er With pard'ning blood, are seen no more.

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